Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Steven Solomon: Water Is The New Oil

What’s More Important Than Oil?

That’s the question I first asked myself which led me to write “Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization” (Harper Collins January 2010). I had read Dan Yergin’s wonderful history of oil, “The Prize”, and began contemplating what other natural resource might be shaping our destiny as profoundly. The obvious answer arrived like a slap in the forehead, a Bill Clinton “It’s the economy, stupid!” moment–WATER.

Water is visibly showing through as a root cause of nearly every headline issue transforming the world order and planetary environment:

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